We offer a variety of paid internships to students interested in a dairy-plant production career and who can benefit from the hands-on educational experience in helping to run the Babcock Dairy Plant.

Production Intern

We hire approximately 15­–25 production interns every year, providing them with the opportunity to learn the many details in creating a wide variety of products. This includes raw receiving, standardizing, pasteurization, homogenization and packaging. In addition, these students learn sanitation and good manufacturing practices as part of our food-safety defense plan.

While there is too much to learn in their short period of time, we encourage these students to ask detailed questions regarding any particular process in the plant to ensure that they are able to learn what they want to learn.

Please reach out to if interested.

Research Intern

Our research interns are set up with a variety of different projects including product developments, product improvements and line extensions.

Some of the projects are complex in scope so duties are passed on from one student to the next.

Examples under the new product line include high protein chocolate drink, cold coffee milk, iced tea, lactose free ice cream, Greek frozen yogurt and gelato mix.

Examples of product improvements include testing new cocoa powders, new ice cream flavors and researching new processing techniques to increase shelf life of bottled milk.

Please reach out to if interested.

Quality Control Intern

The QC lab is set up so our food science interns perform a majority of the samplings and tests needed by the dairy plant under the supervision of our Quality Control Manager.

Responsibilities include microplating (total plate count, coliform indicators, psychotropic bacteria, thermodurics), ATP swabbing, environmental swabbing, Babcock milk fat tests, solid-moisture analysis, salt analysis and sensory on milk, ice cream and cheese (taste, texture, smell, appearance).

Please reach out to if interested.